Friday, September 13, 2013

Embracing other culture's food - Angela from Messiah

Through all of this frustration of not having breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared and handed to me by Messiah’s Lottie workers, I have learned to embrace other culture’s foods. The other night, a Turkish friend made Turkish pizza and pide (SO good!), and I’ve had Dutch pasta and have tried many of my roommate’s dishes (she also happens to be Turkish :D ). Food is a great way to learn about other people and to engage in conversation with them. Food is common among anyone, even between people who don’t speak the same language.



Monday, September 9, 2013

Reflection after church service - Sam from Eastern

We attended Catholic Mass in a huge cathedral in a nearby town. It was all in Lithuanian and yet it was so incredibly powerful for me. As they gave out the communion, they played a song we frequently sing in my home church, and I listened as the words I know by heart rang out in a different language. I was struck by just how multilingual our great God is. Even when I am in my home church singing in English, He is with so many others around the globe, continuously loving His people at all hours of the day and night.